12th of December, 2014
Training has now finished for all athletes, we will return to training early in the new year.
07th of December, 2014
A small number of our athletes competed in the National juvenile uneven age XC championships which were held today in Santry, they all performed brilliantly against top class competition from all over the country. The results from all todays races can be found here. Training is winding down now for the year, all athletes should know when their groups are finishing up.
30th of November, 2014
Munster XC championships
The Munster Masters and Juvenile 'B' XC championships took place today in a very sunny course in Watergrasshill, a huge thank you to all the people who gave up their time yesterday to set up the great course we had today and to all the people that volunteered to help out on the course and with the car parking. It was a very successful day for our club both in terms of the results and in how smoothly the event went off, there were huge numbers in most of the races which was a big increase on previous years. Well done to everyone that took part today, some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page and the results from today can be found here.
23rd of November, 2014
National XC Championships
A small number of our athletes travelled to Dundalk this weekend to compete in the National evenage and junior XC championships which were held today in Dundalk Institute of technology. It proved to be a very successful trip for our athletes with 8 out of the group winning team medals as part of Cork teams, well done to them all. A small number of pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page.
We will be hosting the Munster Masters and Juvenile 'B' XC championships next Sunday in Watergrasshill, we will be meeting at 11am on Saturday morning to lay out the course and all help would be greatly appreciated.
16th of November, 2014
East Cork Senior & Juvenile XC Championships
The final instalment of the 2014 East Cork XC Championships took place today in Ballinahina with ourselves as the host club. It proved to be a fantastic day all around for our club with lots of outstanding performances from the U9s up to the senior's. It was great to see so many of our athletes take part today, and for a good few of them it was their first race ever. We won the overall cup's for both the best boys club and best girls club and to top it off our senior mens team won the senior title for the first time in many years and our senior ladies were second. A big thank you to Thomas Buckley for letting us use his land and to everybody that helped out yesterday and today. Some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page.
12th of November, 2014
A reminder to all athletes and parents that the East Cork XC Championships takes place this Sunday in Ballinahina, as we are the host club and we are trying to win the overall Juvenile awards we would expect all of our athletes to compete. The first race on Sunday is at 11.30 and all athletes should be at the course for 10.30. We will be laying out the course at 11am on Saturday morning, any help would be most welcome.
The Munster Athletics board have released the fixture list for next year, it can be found on the fixtures page of their website or by clicking here. The Munster Indoor competition booklet for 2015 can be viewed here.
09th of November, 2014
The action continued today in this years Munster XC season with the Uneven age races being ran over a testing but fair course in County Clare. Our Senior athletes took the day off today so it was only our Juvenile athletes that took to the field. Once again we were able to field teams in most of the races, the competition was very tough but as always our athletes did themselves and their club proud. Some pictures from today can be found on our photos page, all the results from today can be viewed here. The second round of the East Cork XC Championships takes place next Sunday in Ballinahina, we are the host club for this event and we want all our athletes to take part.
02nd of November. 2014
County Junior and Senior XC Championships
The County Junior and Senior XC Championships took place today in the County field in Riverstick. Our junior men's team put in a fantastic performance to take the gold medals ahead of Togher AC, the victory was made extra special by the fact that they were also the very first winners of the 'John Hegarty Cup' which will be presented to the winning junior men's XC team annually. We were also represented in the Junior women's race with a number of our athletes running in the Imokilly singlet. The results from today can be found here. The next event on the calendar is the Munster Juvenile Uneven age XC Championships, which take place in Newmarket on Fergus next Sunday. All athletes should check with their coaches to see if they have been entered for next weekend.
26th of October, 2014
Munster XC Championships
The first races of this years Munster XC season took place today on a very well laid out course in Tipperary. Our club was very well represented in all the Juvenile races. Once again all our athletes did themselves and their club proud with some fantastic performances, we had numerous athletes win individual medals and more athletes winning medals as part of Cork teams. Congratulations to everyone that competed today, especially those athletes that were competing in their first ever Munster Championship race. A small number of pictures from today can be found on our photos page, all todays results can be found here.
19th of October, 2014
County Novice 'B' & Juvenile 'B' XC
There were some outstanding performances by Carraig na bhFear athletes in Castlelyons today at the final round of the County XC season. Once again we fielded teams in both the novice races and in a lot of the Juvenile races. Well done to everyone that took part today, some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page and all todays results can be found here. The Munster XC championships kick off next weekend in Tipperary with the Novice, U23 and Juvenile Even ages, directions and course map can be found here. Athletes should check with their coaches to see if they are entered for next Sunday.
15th of October, 2014
John, a native of Carraig na bhFear, passed away a year ago last March after serving as Vice-Chairman of the Cork County Board for over 30 years. In that period he gave of his time at practically every cross-country and track meeting held in Cork.
This was alluded to by Paddy Buckley, Chairman of the County Board, who thanked the Hegarty family, in particular John’s nephews Donal Hegarty and John Mulcahy, for donating the beautiful trophy which will be presented each year to the winning junior men’s team.
Noreen Murphy of the Carraig na bhFear club and former chairperson of the County Board also praised John’s loyalty to both club and county, saying he was totally dedicated to both.
Presenting the cup, John Mulcahy said athletics was John’s great passion in life and that he loved to be involved in the sport and that was why the family decided to commemorate his memory in this way.
- Photo and article by John Walshe
12th of October, 2014
County Juvenile uneven age and Masters XC
A great days running was had in Conna today with the second round of the County XC Championships, the weather was perfect (maybe a bit too warm!!) and the course was well laid out and challenging. There was a very large turn out from all the clubs with large fields in both the Masters races and in most of the Juvenile races. Once again we had teams lined out in most of the races, well done to everyone that took part today. Some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page (unfortunately due to a smudge on the camera lens most of the pictures taken were ruined). The results from todays races can be found here. The County championships continue next week with the 'B' races which will be held in Castlelyons, all athletes should check with their coaches to see if they are entered.
05th of October, 2014
County XC Championships
We had a good turn out of athletes at todays County XC, we fielded teams in both the novice races and in most of the Juvenile races. The weather was pretty good up until the Boys U16 race when the wind and rain came in. Well done to everyone that took part today, the results from all todays races can be found here. Next weekend it will be the turn of the uneven age athletes to run in Conna.
03rd of October, 2014
County XC Championships
The first round of the County XC takes place this Sunday in Carraigadrohid, hosted by West Muskerry AC. Juvenile athletes will need to be there for 11.45am, anyone competing in the Novice races should be there for 11am at the latest. See the note from West Muskerry AC below:
1. We will be trying to get as many cars off the road as quickly as possible to avoid a backlog so we will be charging every adult €5 at the gate. If you are a competing athlete you will be given a sticker after paying your €5. There will be a table near the finish line and on production of this sticker you will be crossed off the list of entries and refunded your €5.
2. The roads leading to the field will be well signposted. As it is a very busy and narrow road, we would ask all to slow down once they see Garda cones or signs on the road.
Eagle AC have put up good directions and maps for Sundays event and also for some of the other upcoming XC competitions, Here.
21st of September, 2014
East Cork XC Championships
The first event of the 2014 XC calendar took place today in a very sunny Castlelyons. There was a great turnout from all the East Cork clubs in each of the races from the U10 boys & Girls right up to the men's and women's novice events. There were some great individual and team performances from our athletes, congratulations to all the athletes that took part today especially those taking part in their first ever XC races. Some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page. The next event on the XC calendar is the County Even Age Championships which takes place in Carraigadrohid on Sunday 5th of October.
17th of September, 2014
East Cork XC
The first event on the XC calendar for 2014 takes place on Sunday morning in Castlelyons. We will be meeting on the course at 10.30 to allow time for walking the course and warming up, the first race will start at 11.30. Best of luck to all our athletes particularly our newer athletes that will be competing in their first ever XC races,
03rd of September, 2014
Our fixtures page has now been updated with the dates of all this seasons XC fixtures, the venues for some of the events have yet to be confirmed.
06th of August, 2014
New race in Cobh
Ballymore AC will be holding a new event for the athletics calendar on August 25th. It is a set of 3k road races on the streets of Cobh( without the hills ; ) ), all the information about this event can be found here and all registration can be completed here. We would encourage all of our members from 14 up to take part in this unique event.
Training resumes for all athletes on Tuesday 19th of August in Carraig na bhFear at 7.45pm, new members are always welcome to come along on the night or contact us in advance if you prefer.
27th of July, 2014
National T&F Championships
The T&F season finally finished today at the National T&F Championships in Tullamore. We had a number of athletes in action over the 4 days of the competition, all of them performed very well with most of them making finals or achieving new PB's. The results from this weekends action can be viewed here.
Training will resume for all athletes on Tuesday 19th of August at 7.45pm in the Sacred Heart College in Carraignavar. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
29th of June, 2014
It has been a busy week for our club, with 2 open sports taking place during the week and also the Munster U14-U19 championships over 2 days this weekend. We had a nice group of athletes attend both Riverstick-Kinsale Open sports on Wednesday night and Grange Fermoy Open sports on Friday night, some pictures from Riverstick can be viewed on our photos page.
There were some excellent performances by our older Juvenile athletes in this weekends Munster T&F Championships which were held in the CIT, with 5 athletes winning medals and some more athletes claiming 4th place finishes and qualifying for the National Championships. The results from this weekends Munster T&F are available here. Training continues as normal for those athletes that have qualified for the National championships which will take place over 4 days in July.
23rd of June, 2014
Riverstick-Kinsale AC Open Sports
Riverstick Kinsale AC Open Sports takes place this Wed night starting at 6.30pm, we would encourage all our athletes to attend this very enjoyable event. The program for the nights events can be viewed here. Grange Fermoy AC have rescheduled their open sports for this coming Friday night, the program can be found here. Training will finish up for the season on Thursday night and will resume on August 19th for the start of the XC season.
16th of June, 2014
East Cork T&F Championships
The final round of the East Cork T&F Championships for 2014 took place in sunny Youghal yesterday. Once again it was a very enjoyable day out for all the family and an ideal day for an athletics meet. Congratulations to all our athletes that took part yesterday, some pictures from yesterday can be viewed on our photos page.
14th of June, 2014
Congratulations to our boys U12 relay team on their superb silver medal winning performance in the final of the Munster Juvenile relay Championships which were held in the CIT today, well done lads! We hope to see as many of you as possible at the East Cork T&F Championships in Youghal tomorrow.
12th of June, 2014
The second round of the East Cork T&F Championships takes place this Sunday in Youghal, all athletes are expected to take part. The competition starts at 2pm, we will be meeting at 1pm and starting warm ups at 1.15pm.
28th of May, 2014
Grange Fermoy Open Sports.
Grange Fermoy Open Sports takes place next Friday, 6th of June in Fermoy, starting at 6.30pm.
The programme of events can be found here. It's a really good evening out for the family and we would
encourage all of our Athletes to take part.
25th of May, 2014
The final round of the 2014 County Juvenile T&F Championships took place at the CIT today. The day started out with the relay events which always provide great excitement, we had 5 teams in action and 3 of them came away with County medals. We had a small number of athletes competing in the 'B' Championships, all of those that took part competed very well and went home happy. Some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page, the results can be viewed here. The next event for our Juvenile athletes will be the Grange Fermoy Open sports which take place in Fermoy on Friday night 06th of June, hopefully a program will be available for these sports next week. Best of luck to all our senior athletes that will be taking part in the Cork City Marathon next weekend.
11th of May, 2014
The second round of the County Juvenile T&F Championships took place in the CIT today. It was a much better day than last Sunday, due both to the weather and the efficient running of the event. Once again we had a large turnout of athletes, well done to everyone that took part today. Some pictures from todays action can be viewed on our photos page. The next event on the calendar is Courceys Open Sports, which takes place in Ballinspittle next Sunday. We would encourage all our juvenile athletes to take part next Sunday as these sports always prove to be a very relaxed and enjoyable afternoon for all the family, the program of events can be viewed here.
05th of May, 2014
It was a busy weekend of athletics with both the County T&F Championships kicking off and also the Munster Combined events and Junior Championships taking place. We had a large number of athletes competing in the County Championships yesterday, it was a good day out despite the poor weather and the program running about 2 hours behind schedule. A small band of our athletes travelled to Waterford today to compete in the Munster juvenile combined events and the Junior T&F Championships, once again it proved to be a long day but the weather held up and everyone had an enjoyable day. The provisional results for the combined events can be viewed here and the Junior results are here. The second round of the County Juvenile T&F takes place in the CIT this Sunday, all athletes should be at the track about an hour before their event is due to start.
25th of April, 2014
The East Cork Road Championships took place last night in Ballynoe, and for the first time in a number of years our club fielded both Ladies and Men's teams. It was a very cold evening but everyone enjoyed the nights racing over the very challenging course. Both our teams finished in fourth place, with our Ladies team just missing out on the bronze team medals by a single point. Some pictures from last night can be viewed on our photos page.
The next competition on the calendar is the first round of the County Juvenile T&F Championships which kicks off on Sunday 04th of May in the CIT, at this point all our entries have been submitted and everyone should know what events they will be competing in.
14th of April, 2014
East Cork T&F Championships
The first round of the East Cork T&F Championships took place in a very sunny Youghal yesterday afternoon. There was a great turnout of athletes and their supporters from all the East Cork clubs. Congratulations to all our athletes that took part yesterday, once again particular congratulations to all those athletes that were competing for the first time yesterday. Some pictures from yesterday can be viewed on our photos page. The next event on the calendar is the East Cork Road Race Championships which take place in Ballynoe on Thursday 24th of April, for our Juvenile athletes the next event will be the County T&F Championships on 04th of May. The programme for the first two days of the County T&F championships can be found here, any athletes not available for either day should let their coach know this week as we will need to put our entries in next week.
06th of April, 2014
Leevale Open Sports
A small number of our athletes travelled to the CIT today for the Leevale Open Sports. It was a very enjoyable day out for all concerned, congratulations to everyone that took part today, especially those athletes that were taking part for the first time. Some pictures from today can be viewed on our photos page. The East Cork T&F Championships get underway next Sunday in Tower Park, Youghal at 2pm. We will be meeting in Tower Park at 1.15pm and we expect all our athletes to compete in these Championships.
29th of March, 2014
Our fixtures page has been updated to show all the fixtures up to and including the National Championships, our first outdoor T&F competition for the year will be Leevale Open Sports which takes place in the CIT next Sunday.
02nd of March, 2014
Our Juvenile athletes rounded a busy week off in style today at the final day of the Munster Juvenile Indoor Championships in Nenagh. We had three athletes win medals over the 2 days, Maeve Ahern 3rd in both 800m & 1500m, Katie Walsh 2nd in high Jump, and Avril Braham 3rd in high jump. A lot of our athletes also made finals and set new PB's on the way, congratulations to all the athletes that competed over the 2 days. Some pictures from this weekend can be found on our photos page, I have also added pictures from the East Cork Awards night and the National 'B' XC Championships. Best of luck to all our athletes taking part in the Munster Schools Indoor Championships on Tuesday.
23rd of February, 2014
National 'B' XC Championships
Our athletes were out in force at todays National 'B' XC Championships which were held on a very well laid out course in Dunboyne County Meath. In tough underfoot conditions all our athletes performed well with 5 of them winning medals, the stand out performance of the day from our athletes came from Seamus Ahern with his superb gun to tape victory in the boys U13 race. Well done to them all. I took some nice pictures today but due to some technical difficulties with my modem I cant upload them yet, I hope to have them uploaded by Tuesday night.
20th of February, 2014
Best of luck to all our athletes taking part in this Sundays National 'B' XC Championships.
12th of February, 2014
Training in C.I.T is canceled tonight as the track is closed due to weather conditions.
08th of February, 2014
A very successful javelin workshop took place today in Carraig na bhFear with renowned coach Louis Wildenboer. Due to the poor weather conditions the session took place indoors, Louis went through the fundamentals of javelin throwing, specific drills and exercises, and worked on technique with all the throwers and their coaches. A small number of pictures from today can be found on our photos page.
Best of luck to all our athletes in action this weekend in Nenagh.
Our club AGM will take place on Monday night 10th of February at 8pm, all parents and adult members are invited to attend.
26th of January, 2014
The results of the South Munster Schools XC Championships which were held in the Munster Showgrounds on Friday last can be viewed here.
Our club AGM will take place on Monday night 10th of February at 8pm, all parents and adult members are invited to attend.
21st of January, 2014
The athletics Ireland Juvenile Competition booklet for 2014 can now be viewed here.
20th of January, 2014
Munster indoor combined events
Three of our athletes travelled to Nenagh yesterday to compete in the Munster juvenile indoor combined events championships. All three performed very well on what turned out to be a really long day (competition started at 10am and the final event finished at 7.50pm!!) with all of them achieving PB's in a number of the events.
01st of January, 2014
Happy new year to all our members!! Training will resume next Tuesday night at 7.45pm in the Sacred Heart College hall for athletes from u13 upwards , younger athletes will return to training on Thursday night and will train only on Thursday nights for the month of January. Athletes from U13 up will train on both Tuesday & Thursday nights. As always new members are always welcome to come along and give athletics a try, just turn up on the night or contact us in advance if you prefer.
Registration will take place upstairs in the hall on Tuesday & Thursday nights for all members from 7.30 - 8pm and we would like all our athletes to complete their registration on one of those nights. The fees for 2014 are 30 Euro for a juvenile athlete and 35 Euro for an adult.